Nominated by: Randy Welk
Why did Randy Welk nominate Bobby Bonds for the HOM?
Bobby Bonds hit a Grand Slam in his first major game on June 25, 1968. And it was against the Dodgers. Others have done that but did not do as much after as this guy. Bobby Bonds was fast. I saw him play at Candlestick Park in the very early 70ís and he went from first to third on a single in under 2 seconds. That is how I remember it.
He was my favorite. As everyone was watching Willie Mays, I watched him. He played for eight teams in fourteen years with seven for the Giants. 332 Home runs and 461 Stolen Bases. Five times he hit 30 home runs and stole 30 bases in a season. Set a record doing that along with strike out records. Bobby Bonds swung the bat. Sometimes great things happened, sometimes he missed, sometimes he just ran fast.
Anyone who swings that much and runs that much belongs somewhere. Bobby Bonds belongs in the OBC HOM.
YEAR / SET CARD ======================== ==== 1969 Topps 630 1970 Topps 425 1971 Topps 295 1972 Topps 711 1973 Topps 145 1974 Topps 30 1975 Topps 55 1976 Topps 2 1976 Topps 380 1976 Topps Traded 380T 1977 Topps 570 1978 Topps 150 1979 Topps 285 1980 Topps 410
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